Eliciting GPs' preferences for pecuniary and non-pecuniary job characteristics

J Health Econ. 2001 May;20(3):329-47. doi: 10.1016/s0167-6296(00)00083-7.


This study examines General Practitioners' preferences for pecuniary and non-pecuniary job characteristics in the context of choosing a general practice in which to work. A discrete choice experiment is used to test hypotheses about the nature of the utility function. Marginal rates of substitution between income and non-pecuniary characteristics are calculated. The results suggest that policies aimed at influencing General Practitioners' location choices should take account of both non-pecuniary and pecuniary factors, particularly out of hours work commitments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Career Choice*
  • Data Collection
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Job Description
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Statistical
  • Physicians, Family / economics*
  • Physicians, Family / psychology*
  • Professional Practice Location*
  • Regression Analysis
  • United Kingdom
  • Workload